Fortunately, (depending how you look at it,) I did end up losing most of my baby weight after the first few months of giving birth. I continued to eat my small pre-portioned meals, while trying to resist my husband’s home cooking, and running 2 – 3 miles per day on our home treadmill. And believe… Continue reading The Blame Game – One Man and a Baby
Portion Control to the MAX!
Of course, now that I had given birth to my son, it was time to get back in the groove and ditch the dreaded baby weight. Since I was still breastfeeding, I knew I could not do anything drastic, like skip meals or cut out whole food groups. I decided that meal prepping and pre-portioning… Continue reading Portion Control to the MAX!
Pregnancy to the Rescue!
Boy, you don’t hear that every day! But that is truly how I felt about my first pregnancy. At 24 years old, I became pregnant with my first son, and I was now “eating for two,” and had more to be concerned about than my weight. I also had to nourish my baby with a… Continue reading Pregnancy to the Rescue!
OMG, I’m an Addict!
In my continued quest for the perfect diet plan, I stumbled upon The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting. Unlike the Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution, this book spoke to me. I didn’t think I was a “carbohydrate addict,” but I clearly saw myself as a yo-yo dieter with my tendency to skip… Continue reading OMG, I’m an Addict!
Round 2 of IF’ing in Error – Do I have an Eating Disorder?
Fast forward a few years to my early 20s. I was out of college and held a managerial position in fast food. I worked the breakfast/lunch shift, so my hours were from 6am – 4pm, with three days off. When I started, it was a struggle waking up at 5am to make breakfast at home… Continue reading Round 2 of IF’ing in Error – Do I have an Eating Disorder?
The Atkins Diet – the Answer to My Prayers…but Not My Social Life
After my first year of college, I became obsessed with food, nutrition and controlling my weight. On the weekends I’d research articles in library's computer lab, and visit our local second-hand book store to read as much as I could about nutrition, exercise and anything that would make it easier to maintain my weight without… Continue reading The Atkins Diet – the Answer to My Prayers…but Not My Social Life
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner = Freshman 15
By the time I got to College, I’d lost significantly more weight throughout the rest of my senior year and the Summer break. I now weighed around 160 pounds, and fit into a size 8-10 pants. The only problem was, I knew I wouldn’t be able to continue skipping meals like I was so used… Continue reading Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner = Freshman 15
OMG! What’s Your Secret?
After skipping breakfast and lunch for a couple of weeks, my peers really started noticing and complimenting me on my weight loss. As mentioned previously, I did not own a scale, so I was not aware of how much I weighed unless I had a doctor’s appointment or used the scale in our locker room.… Continue reading OMG! What’s Your Secret?
IF’ing in Error
Like many people, I actually discovered intermittent fasting purely by accident. The first occurrence was during my senior year of high school, at the age of 17. Looking back at this, it makes plenty of sense that my body naturally took to IF, as I had ballooned up to 230 pounds during this time. My… Continue reading IF’ing in Error
Finally, Freedom from Food Fears Forever!
What IF you could lose weight without counting calories or setting foot in a gym? What IF you could stop food cravings, while still indulging in your all your favorite foods? What IF you could heal your body naturally, without cutting out entire food groups such as meat, gluten or dairy? What IF you could… Continue reading Finally, Freedom from Food Fears Forever!